This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
Downward lines - Religious exaltation. Cross lines - Religious insanity.
Across - Dangerous insanity due to visions etc., often one of the signs of sudden death.
A star - A most serious event in the subject's life, generally fortunate.
A triangle - Aptitude for Theology, Ancient Magic, the Occult Sciences.
A circle - Triumph of faith over rcason in the subject's mind.
A grille - Prison; convent life; the characteristic of the persecuting fanatics.
Clear and straight downward lines -
The noble ambition of the subject will perceive assistance.
Confused or wavy downward lines - The ambition will be of an unworthy character.
On First Finger.
Cross lines on this and the Third phalanges - Envious and deceiving instincts.
A forked line - Ill-snecess.
A cross on the upper joint - Literary success.
One or two crosses - The protection of the great.
A star, with straight downward lines from the first phalanx - Chastity.
A star With a curved line next to it -Immodesty.
A triangle - An astute politician.
A square - Tenacity of purpose.
A circle - Crowned ambition.
A grille - Perfidious instincts: ill-success.
A single line from the Mount of Venus to the second phalanx - Nobility or character; great honors.
Downward lines, if straight - Assured control over others; if poor or wavy - A love of the good things of life will rule over the subject.
Cross lines - Legacies; also obstacles to the exercise of power; also in certain natures, revealed by other indications - Poor digestive organs.
A forked line - Projects gone wrong.
A cross - The worst and grossest instincts and habits, Astar - Immodesty.
On First Finger.
A square - Despotic disposition: in certain natures - The lowest grade of sensuality.
A circle - Success in one's pet ambition.
A grille - A thoroughly corrupt nature often prison.
A single line from the Mount of Venus to the third phalanx - Violent death (with confirmatory indications).